3 Govs, 4 Ministers Accompany Buhari to Russia for Africa Summit in Sochi President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart Abuja on Monday to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. A statement by the President’s spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Sunday, said the summit would focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and...... read more
No plan to remove Fuel subsidy - FG Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum, says the federal government has no immediate plans to remove fuel subsidy. The minister made this known while fielding questions from legislators at a joint session of national assembly committees overseeing the oil sector. “This government is not about to remove subsidy because it...... read more
Crisis rocks Nigerian Senate as Leadership hijack employment slots Crisis is allegedly brewing in the Senate over the employment slots allocated to  the lawmakers  by some federal agencies. Some aggrieved senators have vowed to resist the sharing method  allegedly adopted by the leadership of the Senate to allocate  the slots. Investigations by PUNCH revealed that  the agencies  gave the legislators...... read more
Declare State of Emergency on Federal Roads, Senate tells Buhari The Senate has asked the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on federal roads across the country. Lawmakers in the Senate made the request during Tuesday’s plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. This followed a motion raised by Senator Gershom Bassey from Cross River...... read more
Buhari to economic advisory council: ‘We need home-grown solutions’ President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, met with members of the recently constituted economic advisory council (EAC) at the presidential villa, Abuja. At the meeting, the president restated his commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years. He said the economy was not growing well enough and asked the team...... read more
Few Nigerians holding most of the country’s wealth - Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari says a significant proportion of Nigeria’s prosperity is concentrated in the hands of a few people. Speaking at the opening session of the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja, the president said those few people are currently living in four or five states and the federal capital territory....... read more
FG to reintroduce toll gates scrapped by Obasanjo Fifteen years after the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo scrapped toll gates across the country, the federal government is making plans to reintroduce them. Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, disclosed this while briefing state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council meeting. Fashola, who was joined...... read more
Buhari presents budget to National Assembly next week The Presidency on Tuesday gave reasons President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t keep to his administration’s promise to present the 2020 budget to the National Assembly in the third week of September. It also said Buhari, who would visit South Africa this week, would present the budget next week. Nigeria currently runs a...... read more
#October1st: Change your lawless habits, Buhari tells Nigerians President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to eschew bad behaviour and remain law-abiding in their daily endeavours. In his nationwide broadcast at Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary on Tuesday, the president said the change Nigerians desire could only come from good conduct. “This change can only be delivered if we are...... read more
FG To Renegotiate Full Implementation Of N30,000 Minimum Wage The Federal Government is set to reconstitute a new committee to begin fresh negotiations for the full implementation of the new national minimum wage of N30,000. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this on Thursday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. “The President has put in place...... read more
Buhari fires Oyo-Ita, appoints a replacement President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan as the acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect. The decision has therefore put an end to the career of the current occupant of the seat, Winifred Oyo-Ita who had been in the eye of...... read more
The many 'sins' of Osinbajo against the Cabals exposed Fresh facts on Wednesday emerged on some decisions taken by  President Muhammadu Buhari on the functions of his deputy, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. A source in the Presidential Villa  confided in The PUNCH  that members of the cabal in the Presidency  were bitter about the roles played by the Vice-President, when he...... read more
It is misleading to accuse Osinbajo of not following due process - Laolu Akande Mr. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, has said that the Vice president Yemi Osinbajo remains committed to the service of his fatherland and will continue to do so despite the purveyors of fake news. Akande also stated that the...... read more
Buhari strips Osinbajo off powers to approve contracts President Muhammadu Buhari has taken charge of his government, unlike his first term were he delegated powers to his vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo to make decisions and approve contracts, annual reports, annual accounts, and power to make regulations, among other key functions.Buhari who promised to lift ten million Nigerians out of...... read more
FEC approved increase in VAT to 7.5% NOT 7.2% - FG Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, says the federal executive council (FEC) approved an increase in value added tax (VAT) from 5% to 7.5% and not 7.2% which was announced earlier. On Wednesday, the minister told state house correspondents at the end of the cabinet meeting that the FEC approved...... read more
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